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4 Characteristics of a Culture of Innovation

HYPE Innovation

Innovation culture is one of those terms that’s hard to define – poll 10 people on the street and we’d likely get 10 different interpretations. Yet we tend to know it when we see it. I often find myself working with companies that, in the past, have tried a generic “open suggestion box” approach to innovation: Create an ideas portal, let people post ideas spontaneously and see if anything interesting comes up.

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Can AI Help Reframe Business Problems?

Stephen Shapiro

Like millions of others, I have been playing around with ChatGPT. In an earlier post , I asked it some generic questions and got some generic responses. So I decided to put it to the test and see how it would do with my Invisible Solutions content. Can the AI system reframe problems better than the 25 lenses? To put it to the test, I decided to ask it to solve the baggage claim problem.

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Creating Change That Lasts

Innovation Excellence

GUEST POST from Greg Satell When Lou Gerstner took over at IBM in 1993, the century-old tech giant was in dire straits. Overtaken by nimbler upstarts, like Microsoft in software, Compaq in hardware and Intel in microprocessors, it was hemorrhaging money. Many believed that it needed to be broken up into smaller, more focused units […].

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Why creativity is the future of your teams

Idea to Value

The world is changing faster than ever. Established companies are being overtaken by more innovative upstarts, entire industries which previously dominated the economy are being disrupted. And looking at the future of work, artificial intelligence has already begun replacing low-skilled jobs. So what is the single most important skill for your teams in order to stay productive, motivated and passionate at work?

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Implementing Intelligent Document Processing Solutions: Why It Works

See how companies like yours are tackling some of today’s most common business problems using AI-assisted automation for document processing. Manually capturing, extracting, and processing data within documents is a costly and outdated practice that’s holding your company back. IDP takes document processing to a whole new level so you can understand and use your data more effectively than ever before.

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Agility is the 2023 Success Factor

Leapfrogging

Agility, the ability to think fast and move quickly, is an imperative for every team this year. That’s because there’s never been more uncertainty – around technology, the economy, global-political turmoil, and just about everything else. I’ve led teams in both big companies and startups. I’ve built new teams. And I’ve helped fix dysfunctional ones.

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Create an Intrapreneurship Program and Keep Brilliance In-House

Daniel Burrus

You have heard the term “entrepreneurship,” and perhaps as a business leader or C-suite executive, you fear the possibility of some of your team members leaving your organization to pursue their own great ideas. This is not because you do not want to see them succeed, but because you may lose them as an asset to your operation. But have you heard the term “intrapreneurship?

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What Are the Most Popular Methods for Managing Continuous Improvement?

Kainexus

Organizations that embrace the continuous improvement approach to business have many great tools and techniques from which to choose. Some organizations use them as part of a structured methodology like Lean, Six Sigma, or Toyota Kata. Others leverage them on their own. Every organization has unique needs and will need to adjust each method for their own environment, but the most popular techniques are flexible enough to be used by organizations of every size and in every industry.

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Overcoming Resistance to Change

Rmukesh Gupta

We live in a world with accelerating pace of change. For all us leaders, this accelerating change comes with the necessity to respond to these changes in a coherent, strategic and urgent ways. This translates into starting and leading change initiatives within our teams. So much so that there is change fatigue that has started to set in. This fatigue often leads to resistance to change.

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Increasing Your Commitment and Capacity to Lead with Empathy: 3 Best Practices

CMOE

In a growing number of organizations, there is an uptick in the level of employee stress due to work-life imbalance, remote work, and blurred lines between people’s personal and professional lives. The pandemic certainly didn’t help matters either; a recent global study by Qualtrics revealed that 67% of people are experiencing increases in stress, while 57% have increased anxiety and 54% are emotionally exhausted.

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Guide to Business Writing

Everything you need to know about better business writing in one place. This is a complete guide to business writing — from a clear business writing definition to tips on how to hone your business writing skills.

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5 education innovation trends worth watching in 2023

Christensen Institute

2022 marked a confusing year in the world of education innovation. As a friend and school leader said to me a few months ago, “Innovation is dead, right?”. She was half joking while perfectly summing up something in the air last year in schools: a pandemic hangover mixed with ongoing, day-to-day challenges of running complex systems. Together, these made many “new” approaches to education feel too overwhelming to even entertain.

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From School Dropout to CEO: Advice for Creative Entrepreneurs

Entrepreneur - Innovation

The path to entrepreneurship success is often a rocky one, yet incredibly fulfilling all the same. Here are three lessons I've learned on my journey.

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How to Motivate a Top Performer — When You Can’t Promote Them

Harvard Business Review

Talented employees may feel demoralized by slow career advancement. These interim strategies can help ensure their underlying needs are met.

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Engaging Consciousness in the Emotional Work of Organizational Transformation

Innovation Excellence

GUEST POST from Douglas Ferguson Organizational transformation is a uniquely human endeavor. Navigating the journey to change starts with understanding the employee experience and creating space for emotional safety in the workplace. According to organizational behavior expert Sigal Barsade, emotions are the key to encouraging higher performance and achievement.

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Reimagined: Building Products with Generative AI

“Reimagined: Building Products with Generative AI” is an extensive guide for integrating generative AI into product strategy and careers featuring over 150 real-world examples, 30 case studies, and 20+ frameworks, and endorsed by over 20 leading AI and product executives, inventors, entrepreneurs, and researchers.

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Health Care 2023: Three innovation trends worth watching

Christensen Institute

It’s that time of year again. Many thought leaders put out their predictions of what will come to pass in the year ahead for health care. But what would theory predict? In this piece, I’ll highlight theory-based predictions around what 2023 will bring. Specifically, it will focus on what the theory of Jobs to Be Done may forecast. I’ve written extensively about Jobs Theory in the past, but a quick recap can be summarized as follows: A “job” is the progress someone seeks in a given situation or c

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ROI: Financial Benefits of Business Process Improvement

Kainexus

Organizations that successfully instill a culture of continuous improvement constantly outperform the competition, regardless of size or industry. From healthcare to manufacturing and construction, and beyond, the effort and energy put into business process improvement is directly related to measurable results and financial benefits.

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U.S. Soccer’s Gregg Berhalter on Rebuilding Trust in the Wake of Controversy

Harvard Business Review

Berhalter says he’s saddened that his public life has affected his family as he addresses an accusation of violence from 30 years ago.

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Top 40 Innovation Bloggers of 2022

Innovation Excellence

After a week of torrid voting and much passionate support, along with a lot of gut-wrenching consideration and jostling during the judging round, I am proud to announce your Top 40 Innovation Bloggers of 2022: Robyn Bolton Robyn M. Bolton works with leaders of mid and large sized companies to use innovation to repeatably and […].

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The Big Payoff of Application Analytics

Outdated or absent analytics won’t cut it in today’s data-driven applications – not for your end users, your development team, or your business. That’s what drove the five companies in this e-book to change their approach to analytics. Download this e-book to learn about the unique problems each company faced and how they achieved huge returns beyond expectation by embedding analytics into applications.

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Patent Trolls Are Targeting Small Business Innovators — and You Could Be Next.

Entrepreneur - Innovation

Patent trolls are wielding the ITC's power against American entrepreneurs, hurting their ability to innovate.

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Strategies for Successfully Establishing Sales in a New Market

Tullio Siragusa

Strategies for Successfully Establishing Sales in a New Market Entering a new market can be a daunting task for any sales leader. It requires a strategic approach and a deep understanding of the target market to be successful. In this blog post, we’ll walk through key steps that a sales leader should take to establish sales in a new market, including conducting market research, designing a sales plan, building the right sales team, and establishing key partnerships.

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Your Company’s Data Is for Sale on the Dark Web. Should You Buy It Back?

Harvard Business Review

Paying for stolen data — even when it’s your own — comes with substantial legal and reputational risks.

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Stop Recycling Old Ideas and Start Solving New Problems

Innovation Excellence

GUEST POST from Mike Shipulski Creating new ideas is easy. Sit down, quiet your mind, and create a list of five new ideas. There. You’ve done it. Five new ideas. It didn’t take you a long time to create them. But ideas are cheap. Converting ideas into sellable products and selling them is difficult and […].

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Mapping Digital Transformation: Retail’s Strategic Shift

Speaker: Jennifer Wright, Kelly Goetch, Jasmin Guthmann, and Scott Canney

Digital transformation in retail is so much more than new technology. You need to get your whole organization, from entry-level workers to executives, on board with the new tech, new skills, and culture changes that digital transformation brings. Leading this mindset shift can be a daunting task… but that’s where this webinar comes in! Join our panel of experts as they guide you through the challenges of digital transformation, preparing you to avoid common mistakes and make the most of incredib

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BMW's New i Vision Dee Concept Car Can Change Colors Without Going to the Body Shop

Entrepreneur - Innovation

The "emotionally intelligent" vehicle features 32 color displays and nine "facial expressions.".

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Learnings from Participating in an Intrapreneurship Program

Rmukesh Gupta

This blog is co-authored by Makesh Gupta and Rena Yu Ning Wang, and it is about our journey participating in the SAP.iO journey, with the idea of building a SAP Live Shopping Platform. This was originally posted on the SAP Community blog and has been republished here with permission. Context: It was a late Friday evening and I was bored and so I did what I always do when most of us feel bored – pick up the phone and started scrolling through my social media feed – Facebook, instagram and then my

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Where Is Tech Going in 2023?

Harvard Business Review

Six trends that will define the next year, according to McKinsey experts.

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23 Ways in 2023 to Create Amazing Experiences

Innovation Excellence

GUEST POST from Shep Hyken Happy New Year! I’m not one for New Year’s resolutions, which are often broken. Instead, I like setting and resetting my goals for the year, and in my world, those goals focus on delivering an amazing customer service experience. So, I’ve created a list of simple ways to deliver the […].

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How to Achieve Product-Market Fit

Speaker: Dan Olsen - Product Management Trainer and Consultant, Author, and Speaker

Everyone working on a product is trying to achieve the same goal: product-market fit. But most products fail to do so. In this webinar, product management expert Dan Olsen will share his simple but effective framework for achieving product-market fit from his book The Lean Product Playbook. He will explain his Product-Market Fit Pyramid and The Lean Product Process, a 6-step methodology that guides you through how to: Determine your target customer Identify underserved customer needs Define your

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How to Drive Digital Transformation Using ITONICS

ITONICS

In today's fast-paced business landscape, digital transformation has become a critical factor for companies looking to stay ahead of the game. But where do you start? In this article, we show how to usher digital transformation with the ITONICS Innovation OS, using the example of Siemens Energy.

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KICKSTART CHANGE AND INNOVATE IN UNCERTAIN TIMES

ImagineNation

In our last blog , we described why innovation is transformational, and why, at this moment in time, it is more important than ever to innovate, to take advantage of living in a globalised world, interconnected through technologies and values and within an interrelated structure of reality. We stated that innovation-led growth is absolutely critical and that people need to be enabled and equipped to adapt, connect and collaborate in new ways to kickstart change in agile, constructive, equitable,

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How to Grow Your Top Line in a Down Market

Harvard Business Review

You can’t just cut your way to prosperity. Try these three actions to improve sales and margins.